|Hot glue a peanut to a mouse trap an leave it on the kitchen counter overnight. It seems to work great for mice...but it will be a dead one when you find it.|
|When we first moved and it started getting colder out we
had a couple mice move in. We used regular 4/1$ traps
with peanut butter on the pin. That seemed to do the trick.
I had a brief 'moment' when I heard one snap and found the
mouse still alive and struggling. Ours were so tiny they didn't
always set the trap off. The one I caught in a bucket was
about as big around as a quarter.
I did get some sticky traps to set around, and forgot we had
them when we moved the cat in. We were at dinner (the once
in a blue moon occasion) and I realized the cat was in the
basement where all the sticky traps were. All night I had this
picture in my mind of my stupid cat goose-stepping around with
sticky mouse traps stuck to his feet. Thankfully, he had not
found any of them.
Sticky traps are great too, but get the bigger ones or else you will
have a mouse running around dragging the trap behind.
|That was why I was told to hot glue a peanut...they have to gnaw on it and it always sets off the trap!|
|Sorry to say but where there is one, there are more.|
|I doubt there is ANYONE on this forum who hates mice more than I We went throught the mouse infestation of the century a few months ago. IT WAS AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The hot glued peanut REALLY does work, I spent days being out witted by a mouse that stole the bait.
Unfortunately the sticky traps also work but they are gross and terribley cruel.
Good Luck, you have my TOTAL sympathy.
|Regular traps with peanut butter usually do the trick, hot gluing a peanut to it sounds like a great idea....
I don't like the sticky traps either, gross, and slow
|When we first married we lived in a flat next to a Chinese restaurant. In the 2 years we lived there we caught over 100 mice. My mother in laws cat moved in with us, she used to sit there in the morning with a pile of dead mice. In the end we called environmental health and they found a massive nest of live mice in the attic next door. I used to keep all the food locked up in a cupboard and wouldn't eat until everything was bleached. Worst experience was tipping out a bowl of cornflakes and mouse landed in bowl, I stood and screamed and screamed and screamed. Dunno how it got in the flakes. We had some a couple of years ago in this house, coming in from next door. We used humane traps and I made hubby go to the fields near our house and release them!|
|Are you sure it's a mouse? Maybe it's a ghost or a Jehovah's Witness. I heard a peanut hot glued to a trap will work for them too, though...|
|LOL I'm not saying anything about that. Seriously though, mice can fit through tiny gaps. If you can fit a pencil in a hole it's big enough for them to get through|
|there is another mouse thread somewhere. I like mice. I catch them humanly & set them free.
Traps are barbaric!
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